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NFL Thursday preview: Browns at Bengals

Tonight: Browns at Bengals, 8:25, Ch. 10, NFL

Line/OU: Bengals by 11½; 45½

With former Bucs QB Josh McCown suffering from a painful rib injury, Johnny Manziel gets the start for the Browns against the team that embarrassed him in his first NFL start last season. Cincinnati held him to 80 yards passing, picked him off twice and subjected him to taunts during its 30-0 win. Manziel did win his lone start this season, 28-14 over the Titans. … The Bengals have rallied from late deficits three times to remain undefeated, including Sunday against the Steelers, when they took their first lead with 2:57 left in the game. Andy Dalton had his worst game of the season in Pittsburgh, throwing two INTs, getting sacked three times and posting a 64.7 QB rating.

TOM JONES' PICK: Bengals 31, Browns 14

READERS: Bengals 93.9 percent

NFL Thursday preview: Browns at Bengals 11/04/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 9:20pm]
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